Marc Márquez has yet to regain his best version, but he is closer than ever to doing so. “The Normal Frame,” as he puts it, has yet to get back on the bike and, race after race, struggles to reconnect with his old version without getting to start too physically. At the Aragon Grand Prix, Cervera’s thunder made an excellent start to be placed just behind the race leader, Pecco Bagnaia. From there, he has made a management run. Four laps from the end, he went on the attack, but a mistake in the last relegated him to second place behind the Ducati rider, who resisted the Catalan’s attacks to become the eighth rider. different from winning a Grand Prix this season.
The asphalt was not in the best condition due to the high temperatures. The tires, which have suffered a great deal of wear and tear, have made driving very difficult and conditioned. However, Marc Márquez was the protagonist of the start going up three positions to be placed second behind Pecco Bagnaia and leaving more than half a second away the third, Jack Miller. But the race has not stretched as they would have liked. The Aragon GP was not a sprint, but a marathon. The pace, fast and close to the track record, has not been fast enough to break the race. It was necessary to take care and store tires for the end of the race, taking into account the great degradation due to the temperature of the asphalt.
The beginning of the final dance
Four laps to the end, the dance has begun. Márquez overtook the Ducati rider from the inside, but the Italian rider returned the lead in the next corner. The exchange of positions has been constant in recent laps and has given fans a fight they had not been able to see on the tarmac for a long time. In the last lap, however, the Catalan error came. Trying another trajectory to definitely advance the Ducati, the Honda has gone a long way and left the track. The Catalan had to settle for a second position, but with a taste of victory.
The other Catalan who has been the protagonist of the Grand Prix has been Aleix Espargaró, who took the podium in the last race at Silverstone and made history for Aprilia. With third place in England, the Granollers rider collapsed a wall and gained confidence that has helped him push from the start in Aragon. The dream, repeat the feat. 10 laps from the end, the Espargaró’s older brother overtook Jack Miller and placed third. The position, however, did not last long, as he saw Joan Mir’s Suzuki overtake him and took third place.
The World Cup, more open than ever
Pedro Acosta has had his lucky day at the MotorLand Circuit in Aragon. After having a riding error and falling to the ground (and knocking down Xavi Artigas), his biggest rival in the Moto3 World Championship, Sergio García Dols, fell five laps to the end and missed a golden opportunity to cut points to the general. The victory went to Dennis Foggia, who was accompanied on the podium by Deniz Öncü, second, and Ayumu Sasaki, third.
In Moto2, Raúl Fernández continues to cut points in the overall of his teammate, Remy Gardner. The Madrilenian has been placed in first position since the start of the race and has put the direct to the first step of the podium. Fernández, who will go up to MotoGP next season, underwent surgery on his right hand less than a week ago, but the pain has not stopped him from winning the Grand Prix and breaking down in tears with his mechanics at the end. the race. Gardner accompanied him to the podium, second, and Augusto Fernández, third.